Delivering The State Of The Union

Delivering The State Of The Union President Donald Trump stood before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment and used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch. That’s just three years after he took office decrying a land of “American carnage” under his…

Kentucky Cities Receiving Park Upgrades

Kentucky Cities Receiving Park Upgrades Four northern Kentucky cities were selected to receive state grants to make improvements to parks and community spaces.Gov. Andy Beshear and Department for Local Government Commissioner Dennis Keene announced the funding on Monday for the cities of Wilder, Dayton, Covington and Bromley.Wilder was awarded $250,000 to build a community…

Local Animal Shelter Goes Hi-Tech

Local Animal Shelter Goes Hi-Tech A local animal shelter is using new facial recognition technology in order to help locate and identify lost dogs and cats.Hardin County Animal Care and Control has announced a partnership with Finding Rover, a company that specializes in facial recognition imaging systems. The partnership allows the shelter to register…

Trump Wins Republican Caucus

Trump Wins Republican Caucus President Donald Trump is the winner of the 2020 Iowa Republican caucuses, a largely symbolic vote as he was facing no significant opposition.Still, Trump’s campaign was using Monday’s contest to test its organizational strength, deploying Cabinet secretaries, top Republican officials and Trump family members to the state.GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufman…

Knott County Water And Sewer Increase

Knott County Water And Sewer Increase The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) granted Knott County Water and Sewer District a rate adjustment increases water service rates by 45 percent immediately and another 15 percent a year from now.PSC stated the size of the increase is due to the fact that Knott County Water has…

Adding Real-ID Offices

Adding Real-ID Offices Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly said he is trying to get a Real ID office for Owensboro.Real ID is a federally mandated form of identification that meets new security standards for state driver’s licenses and identification cards. Beginning Oct. 1, Real ID compliant identification or certain acceptable alternatives, like a passport,…

Celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday

Celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday The town where President Abraham Lincoln was born will host activities next month to commemorate his 211th birthday.Ceremonies will be held on Feb. 12 in downtown Hodgenville, Kentucky, and at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, officials said.Local officials plan to attend the first ceremony, which will include a flag…

Concerns About Pension Contributions

Concerns About Pension Contributions The Herald-Leader reports that Governor Andy Beshear’s budget plan would result in tens of millions less in pension contributions than Kentucky Retirement Systems had expected.In public testimony Thursday, KRS Executive Director David Eager estimated the shortfall at around $83 million a year.Governor Beshear’s office challenged that figure, estimating the shortfall…

Gun Rally In KY

Gun Rally In KY Hundreds of people went to the state Capitol recently to stand up for gun rights.They said they wanted to stand up for the Second Amendment and are concerned about more laws banning or restricting guns. Many people brought their guns with them, flocking to the area between the annex and…